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Cytomegalovirusretinitis efter intravitrealt dexamethasonimplantat

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Mikkel Straarup Thagaard1, 2 & Jesper Pindbo Vestergaard1
1) Øjenafdeling E, Odense Universitets-hospital 2) Øjensygdomme, Sygehus Sønderjylland, Sønderborg

Ugeskr Læger 2019;181:V04190220
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Ugeskr Læger 2019;181:V04190220
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Mikkel Straarup Thagaard & Jesper Pindbo Vestergaard:

Cytomegalovirus retinitis after an intravitreal dexamethasone implant

Ugeskr Læger 2019;181:V04190220

In this case report an immunocompetent patient developed retinitis after implantation of an intravitreal dexamethasone implant following a primary infection with cytomegalovirus. The implant was prescribed due to a history following a central vein occlusion with macular oedema and loss of vision. Vision improved after implantation, however, due to retinitis a vitrectomy was performed proving infection with cytomegalovirus. This case and two other recent presentations warrant the consideration cytomegalovirus infection in even immunocompetent individuals showing signs of retinitis following dexamethasone implantation.

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